If you want to stay in shape while you are pregnant you have to continue to exercise on a regular basis, listen to your body and keep moving. You can easily lay your feet up for the next 9-10 months of your pregnancy but studies show your labor will be more difficult as a result and it will take a heck of a lot to get back in your pre-baby shape. As a mom of three with a fourth child on the way, I have exercised with every pregnancy until the day I delivered and if your doctor gives you approval, so can you! As a result, I had speedier deliveries, was happier, healthier and my new arrival was healthier from my efforts. So follow my tips in how you can stay in shape if you have a baby on the way, and congrats in advance, beautiful mama!
1. Listen to Your Body
During your pregnancy you will have good days and bad. Some days you will feel like you can exercise for days and other days you do not want to exercise for a second. So listen to your body. On the days you are not feeling your best, simply take it down a notch and exercise at a lower intensity. And the days you feel great you can exercise a little harder. Just listen to your body and of course make sure your doctor is on board with your continued fitness pursuit!